Evolution of Music Players (https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/2002570) by Manuel Parrondo Pagoaga

Timeline created by Manuel Parrondo Pagoaga
In Music
  • Music Box

    Music Box
    Automatic musical instrument that produced sound by playing pins on a cilinder or disc
  • PHONAUTOGRAPH

    PHONAUTOGRAPH
    The phonautograph is the earliest known device for recording sound. It was invented by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville. It transcribed sound waves as undulations or other deviations in a line traced on smoke-blackened paper or glass.
  • PHONOGRAPH

    PHONOGRAPH
    Thomas Edison invented the phonograph which was the first ever device to record and play back sound. A needle was used to trace the wavy lines and engrave onto a tinfoil-coated cylinder. Made a massive change in music and audio industry. It was improved by Alexander Graham Bell.
  • VICTROLA MODEL RECORD

    VICTROLA MODEL RECORD
    The Victrola model record player was introduced by RCA Victor.
  • LP (Long Playing Record)

    LP (Long Playing Record)
    LPs (Long Playing record) also known as an "album" were invented in 1948. The 33 1/3 LP was released by Columbia Records. The preferred disc for singles became the large-hole 45rpm records by RCA Victor in 1949.
  • MULTITRACK RECORDING

    MULTITRACK RECORDING
    Multi-track analog tape recording began in recording studios. The idea of a multitrack recorder and experiments started in the late 1940s by guitarist, inventor and composer Les Paul. Artists such as the Beatles and the Beach Boys began to multitrack extensively. After this started, almost all popular music was recorded this way.
  • CASSETTE TAPES AND PLAYERS

    CASSETTE TAPES AND PLAYERS
    Phillips develops a compact stereo cassette tape and player. The cassette tape became the most popular form of music media for several years. In the 70s it became possible to record your own music off of records or the radio onto a blank cassette tape. Cassettes brought something new to the world of music media in the 60s. You were now able to listen to music on the go. Portable cassette players were also released.
  • WALKMAN

    WALKMAN
    The first Walkman, a portable cassette player, was introduced by Sony in Japan in 1979 and became an instant success. It was introduced in the United States later that year and sparked a phenomenon in New York City that quickly spread across the country. The Walkman’s high cost made the initial market fairly affluent music fans in their mid-20s. Later, the popularity of the device spread among a wider group of consumers as the price came down.
  • COMPACT DISCS

    COMPACT DISCS
    Compact Dics or CDs were introduced in 1982 in Japan. The first CD released was Billy Joel's "52nd Street". One year later, in 1983, CDs were released in the USA. It only took 3 years for CDs to overtake LPs as the top selling music media in the United States. In 1999 Recordable CDs became available.
  • MP3

    MP3
    MP3 (formally MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III)[is a coding format for digital audio. MP3 (or mp3) as a file format commonly designates files containing an elementary stream of MPEG-1 audio and video encoded data, without other complexities of the MP3 standard.It was developed by Fraunhofer.
    The MP3 player was later introduced in 1998.
  • NAPSTER AND FILE SHARING

    NAPSTER AND FILE SHARING
    In 2000 Napster is released. Napster allowed people to easily share song files with eachother. This new program led to the music industrys drop in recording sales and accusations of total copyright violations. Although Napster was shut down by court order in 2001, it created the idea of free online file sharing and now there are several other programs that can be downloaded for free to get any music from anyone. Some examples of these free file sharing programs are Limewire and Ares
  • APPLE IPOD

    APPLE IPOD
    In 2001 Apple introduced the biggest hit in music media, the iPod. The iPod grew in popularity rapidly. over the course of 7 years there have been 14 different versions of the iPod all with different capabilities and specialties.
  • iTUNES

    iTUNES
    in 2003 apple released the online music store to go along with the new iPod. iTunes allows the iPod user to manage audio and video on their computer. You can organize music into playlists with one or more libraries, edit file information, record CDs, copy files to a digital audio player, purchase music and video from the built in music store, download free podcasts, backup songs onto a CD or DVD, and encode music into a number of different audio formats.
  • MP3 Players

    MP3 Players
    MP3 Players became smaller thanks to the likes of iPod MIni, Nano and Shuffle.
  • SOUNDCLOUD

    SOUNDCLOUD
    Is a music and podcast streaming social network that lets you listen and share millions of songs. It was created in 2007
  • STREAMING SERVICES

    STREAMING SERVICES
    In 2008 the music streaming service, Spotify, which allows users to create and share playlists was launched.
  • SMARTPHONES

    SMARTPHONES
    Nowadays all smartphones have the speaker but some of them are capable of providing best sound experience. The device perfect hardware combination with software level boost is necessary to turn music lovers head. Today the best smarphone for music lovers is Asus ROG phone.